Bill Turner wrt at dslextreme.com
Tue Aug 19 11:13:01 EDT 2003

On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 16:51:25 GMT, llindblom at juno.com wrote:

>Based on my experience from living in deferent localities 
>both in and outside of the USA, "asked" in the USA is 
>treated as a suggestion.  In other areas "asked" is considered an 
>imperative or shall do.  It is strictly a matter of perspective. 


If the rules for a foreign-sponsored contest are published in English
for English-speaking people, there is an implied requirement to have
them proofread ahead of time.  No one should expect a non-native
English speaker to know all the idioms of English.

73, Bill W7TI

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